Whether you’re escaping with family, friends, as a couple, or even on your own, this delightful island - along with neighbouring Gozo and Comino - has so much to offer.
A holiday destination for all seasons, Malta enjoys more than 3,000 hours of annual sunshine and is blessed with picture-perfect beaches, unbelievable natural scenery and epic attractions.
You’ll also be treated to an outstanding choice of activities, a rich cultural heritage and lots more besides.
Let all your cares drift away as you relax under clear blue skies on one of Malta’s stunning beaches.
You’re certain to be impressed by the choice of beautiful sandy expanses on offer across the island, with almost 200km of incredible coastline and 11 Blue Flag beaches to discover.
Mellieha Bay is home to Malta’s largest beach. Here you can swim and splash about in shallow waters, or enjoy a host of superb water sports.
St George’s Bay, in St Julian’s, is a great spot for both sunbathing and beach activities. This Blue Flag beach is also close to an assortment of bars and restaurants.
Another sandy stretch that flies the Blue Flag is Golden Bay. Located on Malta’s north western coast, this red-sand beach is a great choice for basking in the sun, as well as offering a divine ocean view.
Malta is the perfect spot for anyone itching for adventure, with an abundance of sports and leisure opportunities to choose from both on land and at sea.
Water sports galore await in the surrounding Mediterranean Sea, where adrenaline junkies can enjoy activities including scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, water-skiing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing to name but a few. Those seeking a slower pace to life on the waves may choose to indulge in a little snorkelling, kayaking or maybe a catamaran cruise.
There’s no let-up in activities back on dry land, with hiking, mountain biking, ziplining, golf, horse-riding and much, much more to enjoy.
Prepare to be captivated by the jaw-dropping scenery to be found not just on Malta, but also on the glorious islands of Gozo and Comino
The spellbinding Blue Grotto, just south of Qrendi, is one spot well worth seeking out. Best enjoyed from the sea via a boat trip, this imposing coastal cave complex is a sight to behold with the intense colours of the ocean combining with the dramatic craggy surroundings to stunning effect.
Another enchanting location not to be missed, is the popular Blue Lagoon, on Comino. Here turquoise waters and white sands create a picture-perfect paradise, where you can swim and sunbathe to your heart’s content.
Malta is also home to an array of stunning palaces, exquisite architecture and breath-taking artwork, with the capital Valletta a UNESCO world heritage site as well as officially the sunniest city in Europe.
Here you will find an assortment of wonderful cultural attractions to discover, including the Parliament Building, the domed Carmelite Church, the Royal Opera House, the National Museum of Archaeology, St John’s Co-Cathedral and the Grandmaster’s Palace. Valletta’s magnificent Grand Harbour is also a must-see, while fascinating historical sites elsewhere on the island include the Medieval city of Mdina, the Tarxien Temples and the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples.
With so much to discovery on the heavenly shores of Malta, all you have to do is decide where to start!